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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Badarinatha, BadarInAtha, Badarinaatha

  1. lord of the Badarī, i.e., Vişņu
  2. the name of a major Vaişņava pilgrimage site and its presiding deity, that was established by Adi Śańkarācārya in the 9th century at the site of Badarī, on the banks of the river Alakānanda in the Himalayas.